Changes in the red bits

Fri, August 10, 2007, 09:49 AM under dotNET | Orcas
I thought that Scott was trying to steal my thunder with his post about changes from v2.0 to v3.5, but instead he is focusing on the changes in the red bits and not the green bits – thanks! As a reminder the red bits are the same version.

He used libcheck to generate the report. Time for my confession: I have modified libcheck so it works for the .NET Compact Framework and indeed that is what I use to blog here about NETCF changes between v2.0 and v3.5. You can see a very old report of that tool when I was blogging about changes between NETCF v1.0 and NETCF v2.0 RC. I was going to use libcheck for reporting on the red bits, but never found the time to unearth an XP installation with v2.0 RTM on it – shocking I know :-).

I went through the report and other than the obvious additions in the GC the only other change worth talking about is DateTimeOffset which has had a ripple effect to other areas (e.g. XmlConvert.ToDateTimeOffset). Of course, most of the changes to the existing red bits are bug fixes and perf improvements so API differencing will not surface those. An example of an internal change the report will not show is the use of the Vista CommonFileDialog.

Anyway, check out the report on Scott's blog.
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